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Hijacking / Cyprus #114909

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 11, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Larnaca, Cyprus: Mike Lee) Killing of second hostage by hijackers holding Kuwaiti plane in Larnaca, Cyprus, reported; details given, scenes shown of body dropped from door. [Voice of HIJACKER - says if fuel not received, there will be another corpse; threatens more dangerous steps.] [Mil. psychologist Dr. John POTTER - explains hijackers' use of psychological pressure upon negotiators.] Continue of standoff reviewed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reiteration by Kuwait that it will not bend to terrorists' demands reported Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) United States government support of positions of both Kuwait and Cyprus in hijacking incident reported [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - says hijackers are murderers.] Scenes shown of first slain hostage's body being dropped from plane on Saturday [Counterterrorism expert George CARVER - discusses possibility of storming plane.] Warning from kidnappers of US Marine Lieutenant Colonel William Higgins that storming of plane would endanger Higgins' life quoted; threats to hostage in Lebanon, Terry Anderson, noted. Link of hijackers to Hizballah mentioned. Possible role of British in outcome of hijacking detailed.

Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike;
McWethy, John

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